PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A suspect was killed by police after an officer was shot while serving a search warrant in the Kenton neighborhood on Friday morning, according to the Portland Police Department.
Police say federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration were serving a warrant at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of North Willis Avenue when they received threats that someone would shoot officers if they entered . The Special Emergency Response Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team responded, and officers began to evacuate the area and the building.
Just before 7:30 a.m., police said at least one shot was fired, passed through a wall, and an officer in a nearby unit was shot in the leg. The officer was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening hip injuries.
Police said further shots were fired from the suspect’s location. Shortly after, police said there had been a shooting involving an officer and the suspect was killed. The identity of the suspect has not been released.
BREAKING: Heavy police presence in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland after a suspect fired shots as officers purged them with a warrant. Closed streets from N. Interstate to at least Denver. The northbound Max train stopped at N. Baldwin. @ fox12oregon pic.twitter.com/r5MIlYYjPW
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Chief Chuck Lovell spoke on Friday afternoon, saying he had met the officer who was shot. Lovell said the officer, who is a 14-year veteran with the office assigned to the North Compound, has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. He said the officer is fine.
.@Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said the officer who was shot this morning in North Portland was treated in hospital and is now recovering at home. He says the officer is fine. @ fox12oregon pic.twitter.com/F4YpGLcufB
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The office said the two officers who fired were put on administrative leave, in accordance with office protocol.
The streets of the neighborhood were closed during the investigation. TriMet’s yellow MAX line service was discontinued due to police activity, and there was no train or shuttle service between Kenton / North Denver Avenue and the exhibition center.
The investigation is ongoing and no further details have been released by Portland Police at this time.
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